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de rigeur

Required in order to seem fashionable. Is it still de rigeur to wear a tuxedo to this event?
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Last night the French gendarmes and riot police, steeled for the arrival of the yobs, showed they will not tolerate the type of behaviour the average English fan regards as de rigeur on a foreign trip.
Whilst a 'pre-nup' may form the basis of many celebrity partnerships, they are most certainly not de rigeur for the UK's more traditional high flyers.'
Tenor John Hudson sang some operatic hits - including the now de rigeur Nessun Dorma - while bass Stephen Gadd gave us ripe Wagner from Tannhauser.
Inspired by American label Hard Candy, pastel sorbet colours are de rigeur and the makers have created a kaleidoscope of baby-soft shades to tempt even the most grown-up of us.
I had a dream...that silly haircuts and celebrations became de rigeur; that ritual abuse of referees became accepted; that scrums became non-contested under Health and Safety rules because of torn out earrings and strangulation from dislodged Alice bands and that the game sank into a morass of its own making...I had a dream.
Bank of Scotland business banking managing director, Tom Abraham, said: 'Starched collars and formal business attire are no longer the de rigeur of big business practice, and it is interesting to see the same trends developing with SMEs -with some positive results.'
Who really wants to be seen in pastels and flowery prints when fishnets and a long black skirt are so much more de rigeur.
Crew, or twin, cab 4x4 pickups are all the rage in some Mediterranean hotspots - in Cyprus, for example, it seems de rigeur for the younger family.
Children running around in dodgy costumes threatening old ladies unless they show them the money is now de rigeur, and the Internet is awash with Hallowe'en sites.
Therefore, clipped delivery and a taut playing style are de rigeur. But here in this production by David Horne these significant criteria were only sketchily attempted.
It helped that they were fronted by a woman Sonya Aurora Madan, at a time when girl-fronted bands of the shouty persuasion were considered de rigeur or whatever phrase they use for it now in Soho House.
Rad rims in bold acetates are de rigeur for juniors in the know.
For those embracing manual pour-over coffee making, having a gooseneck kettle has become de rigeur.